Thursday, October 28, 2010

Academic Aesthetic 168: Quarter End Reflections

Today I teach my last classes of the Quarter, so as I reflect on the first 9 weeks I've asked my students to do the same.

Next quarter will be different.  Why? Because it has to be.

Oh, and the programming language I couldn't remember? Scratch.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Academic Aesthetic 167: It's ALIIIVE!

It's about time I started publishing these again.

Show Notes:

  • Today is Day 3 with no intranet in my computer lab.  More like this and I'll start showing withdrawal symptoms.

  • Replacement Technology = switching pencils for pens, but having students write the same things.

  • Disruptive Technology = throwing out the pencils and pens to do something that pencils & pens would not help with at all.

  • Even with only replacement technology in your lessons, you can be very dependent on technology.

  • Always have a Plan B.